On Good Girls Season 4 Episode 14, the race for the City Council seat was on. Beth Boland squared off against Denise Carpenter, who put up a good fight.
Unfortunately, despite her nifty little commercial to make the neighborhood a better place, she didn’t stand a chance against Beth when she decided to play dirty.
How ironic is it that Beth’s platform for City Council is “give crime a time out,” yet she’s not only using her life of crime to secure herself the spot, but she’s also responsible for half the crime in town?
Though I’m not going to lie, I did enjoy seeing Mick rough Denise up a little bit.
When it comes to crime in the Detroit area, Beth is one of the biggest contributors, but she’s also a person who is seriously trying to make it a better place for her kids. She knows firsthand just how dangerous the gangs are, and she understands just how much power that those elected to serve the community posesses.
She’s a criminal by night, hero by day.
There’s no better person to bring about change, but, of course, there are some obstacles to get through.
For starters, she had to actually win her spot on City Council without anyone’s help.
Beth is resourceful, so Nick pushed her to do things her way, which included using the strip club to entice donors.
And let’s just say, they were generous.
However, all the money that she collected at the club was taken by Rio, who suggested that Beth figure out a different way to raise funds.
Both Nick and Rio could’ve easily handled things for Beth and secured her the “W.” Why didn’t they? Did they just want to see her take this on alone?
Beth decided to get some advice from Phoebe, who surprisingly encouraged her to use her criminal background to get what she needs hence the ambush on Denise.
She didn’t have much of a choice as Denise threatened to expose Dean’s arrest, and Beth had no time to waste if she wanted any shot at taking down Nick and Rio.
Phoebe and Dave are helping, but since they’re in Detroit unofficially, means they don’t have the backing or resources provided by the FBI. They need Beth to go rogue in order to succeed in their mission, which is also very backward.
Fight crime with crime, I guess.
On one hand, you could say they’re really dedicated to taking down Rio and the gang, but on the other hand, their involvement is kind of pointless if they can’t really help the ladies in any real way.
I’m not sure why they’re still around, but I’m also not completely opposed to Beth and Phoebe’s strange friendship.
It works, somehow. And they have an unspoken appreciation for each other that’s nice to see.
Rio eventually gave Beth all the money back, along with her furniture, proving that he always believed in her abilities to get the job done.
It’s not a secret that Beth’s resourceful — it’s one of the main reasons why Rio has kept her around for so long.
Rio directly sabotaged Nick’s plans with Beth, which indicates that they don’t see eye-to-eye, yet they work together.
To be quite frank, the whole situation between them is really confusing.
I thought he was supporting Nick’s plans to get Beth involved because it would benefit them, but Rio seems irritated and annoyed that his brother/cousin is moving in on his woman. He’s also struggling to hide his jealously.
At this point, I don’t know what their game plan is since it’s never as straightforward as one might think. Why does Nick want Beth involved so badly? Is it so that she’ll help him pass ideas and motions or does he want to pin something on her eventually?
Dave explained that Nick is getting shell contracts and kickbacks, which he needs help getting across the finish line, but I feel like there has to be more to it.
Since this is serving as the penultimate episode before the unintended series finale, I’m afraid we might never figure out what the bigger picture is.
Dean is the most frustrating character this season as is his quest to regain his freedom by turning on his wife.
When he confronted Vance about stalling with the DA, Vance informed him to check in with Stan. While Stan wanted to bring down Beth, it was never going to be possible without also incriminating Ruby. I don’t know why either of them thought it was.
These girls are ride or die, even if they do get frustrated with Beth calling the shots from time to time.
Beth may be the leader of the pack, but they’ve only gotten as far as they have because they work together.
But just because Dean and Stan may want to pull back and forget any of this ever happened, will Vance let it go? He now has something against them, which means he could easily manipulate them.
And you know how these cult-like people are.
He also saw Rio leaving Beth’s place, so he definitely has enough to bring Beth down.
I also wish Dean would put aside his own wants and needs to consider why Vance is so determined to help him bring down Beth.
Is he just a loyal friend, or is there more to it?
Vance clearly enjoys the power he has at the brotherhood because he’s lacking it at home.
After seeing him with his wife, it’s clear that he’s channeling his rage at her against Beth. He hates his wife and the way she treats him, but since he can’t do anything about it, he wants to help Dean nail Beth instead.
It also explains why he’s so anti-women; when he found out about Beth’s City Council run, he made a sexist comment about “another woman” coming out on top.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen Nancy, but being poor does not look good on her.
After losing all of her money and her entire purpose in life, Nancy became depressed.
Her relationship with Annie has improved greatly over the years, and it’s nice to see Annie go out of her way to make Nancy feel better.
Bringing up that she slept with her husband multiple times probably wasn’t the best reminder that she can overcome anything, but Annie tried her best. It’s the thought that counts.
Nancy has always been pretentious and allowed money to dictate her behavior, but now that she’s on the other side, she’s seeing how snobbish that was.
She’s become more human in her understanding that you can’t just throw money at you’re problems, nor does having less money make you a bad person.
She even acknowledges that she misjudged Kevin simply because of his homelessness.
Once she gave him a chance, she saw the greatness that Annie always did.
I don’t want to admit it but he is growing on me. Kevin seems to be good at everything — his whole life is a hack — and he has some serious survival skills.
It’s impressive that his lifestyle has always been a conscious choice.
Most importantly, he treats Annie right, which is more than we can say for some of the other guys she’s fallen for in the past.
Hopefully, Annie won’t ruin this relationship before it even has a chance to take off.
Though I enjoyed the moments with Nancy, I wish the series focused more on wrapping up the storylines.
I know it’s an unrealistic expectation considering they didn’t anticipate the cancellation, but I’m fearful that we’re all going to be left without any type of closure.
We’ll never know what Rio’s end goal was, what Nick was up to, how the girls found their way out of things, or what happens to the brotherhood.
With so many shows getting canceled left and right, I just want to know how a series ends. Is that too much to ask for, NBC?
Let us know what you thought about the episode in the comments below!
Nancy Drew Review – The Testimony of the Executed Man (3×03)
A mystery within a mystery within a mystery.
That’s how Nancy Drew Season 3 is beginning to feel like. And much of it went down at DetectiveCon on Nancy Drew Season 3 Episode 3, where, surprisingly, Nancy wasn’t the star of the show.
Instead, George Fan learned that she had her own fan club due to online fan fiction that included Nancy as her sidekick. Talk about a plot twist courtesy of ghostwriter Ted!
In real life, however, I identify with George fan so much more. I truly felt it when she said “I don’t like that sound” and then complained about why they were following it.
Being friends with Nancy is a tough ask. It’s never just a simple road trip — there’s always a supernatural twist.
In this case, Nancy decided to open a box of Joe Kelsey’s belongings that she promised to bring Laci, the true-crime podcast host, in exchange for information about the Frozen Heart Killer.
Once she did, they very quickly learned — through spine-tingling haunts — that Joe did not want anyone to find out what happened the night of the murder.
He was a ghost determined to convince him that he was guilty of the crime that he committed, which obviously meant that he wasn’t guilty at all.
Bess suggested that they appease Joe’s ghost by burning all his belongings and getting rid of all the evidence, and it seemed to work.
Paying off at the historical society seems to be rubbing off on Bess.
You’d think that everyone would heed the “or else” warning, but Ace decided to hang on to Joe’s matchbook thus opening up himself to a haunting.
I’d hold it against Ace if he wasn’t so stinking cute. Not to mention he eventually helped Joe’s ghost pass on after they found out that he was in love with Laci’s grandmother back in the 50s.
He was with her the night of the murder, but since interracial relationships were banned at the time, he didn’t have an alibi and was found guilty and given the death penalty.
The last thing I expected out of this haunting mystery was a love story, but it turns out, Joe did everything her could to protect the love of his life. He died so that she could live a full and promising life.
What a sweet ending! Seeing Joe’s ghost actually pass on while Laci and her grandmother watched was a little too on the nose for me, but I’ll let it slide.
Through it all, Nancy and Laci were also able to work together to catch the FHK, who was surprisingly in attendance.
One thing we should all note about serial killers is that they love to hear themselves being praised.
Of course, Nancy used that to her advantage. When she joined Laci for a live Q+A, she bashed Rodric — the FHT’s real name — in hopes of luring him out.
And it worked. Nancy tapped into the mind of a serial killer and tricked him so that he walked right into her trap.
You would think Nancy would be jumping for joy after he was arrested. Not only did she give someone closure, but she also put away a really bad man. That’s two-for-two!
However, Nancy wasn’t content because the FHT suggested that he was “part of something bigger.” It sounds like there are other serial killers out there that helped him.
The mystery is far from solved, so it’s a good thing that the best detective that Horseshoe Bay has to offer is on the case.
Who do you think FHT is working with?
Does it have something to do with Temperance, her newly returned family member? Or is it part of that crime syndicate from last season?
There were a few Ace and Nancy moments that made our hearts flutter, but overall, the two of them are still keeping things super PG.
George picked up on the chemistry there very briefly, but she let it slide… for now. I definitely think she’ll confront Nancy about it soon enough. And as Ace’s relationship with Amanda begins to crumble, Nancy will be right there as the girl he should’ve been with all along.
Bess and Addy crossed paths on several occasions, and since she just got a job at Nick’s youth center, she’s likely not going anywhere anytime soon.
I can’t say that I’m thrilled about this love interest for Bess since the two of them didn’t immediately vibe.
The chemistry isn’t there, in my opinion, but I guess it’s better than being in love with the ghost trapped inside George’s subconscious.
What did you think of the episode? Was DetectiveCon everything you thought it was going to be?
Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Grey’s Anatomy Review: With A Little Help from My Friends (18×04)
After watching Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 Episode 4,” With A Little Help from My Friends,” it’s clear what’s been missing all of these seasons. The friendship. Since Cristina’s departure so many years ago, there’s never been a duo that’s been able to fill that hole in the show.
Yes, Meredith has a strong relationship and friendship with Bailey and Weber, but it’s more of a mentorship and parental relationship rather than a deep friendship.
However, during these past two episodes we’ve seen the friendship between Amelia and Addison really thrive and blossom. If you’re a fan of Private Practice you already know they have an age-old friendship, so it’s nothing new. But, “With A Little Help from My Friends” sets aside perfect screentime for the two to share words of wisdom and tears together.
18 years later, following these surgeons for nearly two decades, it’s beautiful to see their personal problems evolve with age. No longer do their issues revolve around which man they need to choose this week, but it’s parenthood and depression resulting from the pandemic lockdown.
Choosing to tap into a real and relevant issue that many parents can relate to grounded this episode and brought back the show’s roots of humanity.
We hadn’t heard from Amelia her reasoning for not wanting to marry Link, but hearing her aversion to domesticity, is a legitimate reason and empowering to her character.
Meanwhile, Weber was working on speeding up the skills of the residents while also putting a band-aid over the healthcare worker shortage.
Meredith’s class went through so many more crises than this current class of residents, making them look like babies! Is it me, or does it feel like the current residents have been residents for also many seasons?
Unfortunately, the storylines of patients waned and weren’t able to keep the episode very engaging. I would argue that the most compelling patient case remains Owen’s veterans. Even though his patient died, Owen’s fight will continue. It’s been a while since Owen fought for something he’s passionate about. He’s been a wallflower for much of the recent seasons.
With Meredith making her way back to Minnesota again, I look forward to the development between her and Nick, as well as Amelia’s budding romance with Kai.
What did you think of the episode? Please don’t forget to leave your comments down below!
- After watching You Season 3, I can’t unsee Scott Speedman as the grieving husband. I wonder if the pause in his appearance on Grey’s Anatomy had anything to do with filming for You.
- It’s been so long since Carina’s made an appearance, I nearly forgot she was even on the show. I know she’s been more of a series regular on Station 19, so it makes sense that she’s laid low on Grey’s Anatomy.
- Can they just keep Addison on for a few more episodes? She’s really the only thing making the episodes digestible.
Legacies Review – There’s No I In Team, or Whatever (4×02)
Malivore is proving to be a much bigger pain than we initially thought.
On Legacies Season 4 Episode 2, the students at the Salvatore School are learning that it isn’t going to be as easy to get rid of the pit of darkness.
When their plan, inspired by Cleo, to transfer Malivore to someone already exposed to him — Clarke — failed, the plot inched closer to the very real possibility that Hope Mikaelson will become a tribrid.
While there’s plenty of hesitation from Hope, Alaric, and the gang, fans have been waiting for this moment that will allow Hope to become an immortal, all-powerful being.
It’s time for her to step into her power and for the series to explore what it means to be the first tribrid.
With Claire Holt set to reprise her role as Rebekah Mikaelson on Legacies Season 4 Episode 5 (airing November 11), all the cards seem to be pointing in this direction.
The official synopsis for that upcoming episode notes: “Rebekah is fearful of what path Hope has chosen but makes every effort to get through to her. Josie and Lizzie hold out hope in a seemingly dire situation as MG figures out what he can do to help. Meanwhile, Kaleb wants to set things right and turns to Cleo for guidance.”
Hope will do anything for Landon. She’s learned to tame her “save him at all costs” urges, but once she realizes that everyone else is being put in danger because of her, including her soulmate, I have no doubt that the “chosen path” is to embrace the darkest parts of her.
It’s a curse that she’ll have to face eventually.
Malivore outsmarted them once again by thwarting their transfer plan. Instead, he sent a dybbuk into Clarke’s body, which unleashed yet another Malivore monster on Mystic Falls.
Malivore definitely has an advantage as he not only shares a mind with Landon, but he’s able to tap into Cleo’s mind for inspiration and ideas.
While Hope and the group were trying to hold things down at the school, Lizzie and MG’s boring volunteer night at “Movies in the Park” turned into a real-life scene from Godzilla when Clarke, as a dybbuk, descended upon the event and captured Lizzie.
This whole side-plot wasn’t as intriguing as the whole “destroy Malivore, save Landon, and preserve Hope,” but Lizzie and MG always sell every scene they’re in, even if it’s completely ridiculous.
Volunteering at the movies also marked Lizzie’s first date with Ethan, and while she confirmed that he was epic romance material, she still wasn’t totally vibing with him at first.
She couldn’t figure out why, but obviously, it’s because her heart is with MG. Lizzie won’t admit it because MG turned her down, however, now MG is regretting that as jealousy took hold when he saw Lizzie and Ethan together.
MG almost got the girl, but not before Ethan came to her rescue from the dybbuk. And while he was knocked unconscious immediately, it was brave nonetheless. The knight in shining armor moment definitely persuaded Lizzie to give him a real chance — she’s a sucker for that fairytale romance.
And once again, MG missed his moment. These two are like ships passing in the night. Unfortunately, I don’t think we’ll get an MG and Lizzie romance anytime soon now that Ethan has also become Malivore’s latest vessel.
Honestly, poor Ethan. He’s been through hell and back over the course of two seasons.
After his superhero escapades with MG, his memory of all things supernatural was erased, which seemed like a safe idea at the time, but it’s actually what led to this mess. His instincts to help those allowed him to be fooled by Malivore.
But what now? Ric let both Malivore and Ethan go, so I’m hoping that they have a plan going forward. They simply cannot afford any missteps.
Clarke’s redemption arc was promising, especially when he realized the true horror isn’t Malivore but rather the cost of America’s healthcare!
The $81,000 bill forced him to take up Hope’s offer to become a host for Malivore. While it didn’t work, Hope did keep her promise to keep him safe.
As a human, Clarke is actually a good person who wants a fresh start. Better yet, he deserves it.
If this is the last we see of Clarke, or Ryan, it’ll be for the best for everyone involved.
I love that Hope is so loyal this season. She’s really working on herself and trying to be a team player, which is also why she felt so betrayed by Alaric and MG, two people she trusted with everything.
They knew Landon was alive and kept it from her calling it a “necessary evil.” Understandably, because of her past, they didn’t think she’d remain objective, but Hope, who is bound to risk it all, deserves to know the truth.
After all, she’s putting everything on the line.
And finally, there’s Josie and Fitch. Josie has channeled her inner badass this season, and I’m loving it.
Unfortunately, the writers cannot keep a promising romance going for Josie.
Things between her and Fitch were going so well, so of course, talk of the Merge had to go and mess it up.
Fitch confessed that this was just too much for her, and while I want to blame her for not being supportive, I can’t hold it against her.
Not only did this poor girl just find out she’s part of the supernatural, but now she has to come to terms with the fact that her girlfriend has a 50/50 chance of surviving this evil curse with her sister.
It’s a lot for anyone.
There’s a chance Fitch will come around, and my hope is that she does. After all, you don’t just abandon the person you love when things get tough!
Also, is anyone else upset that the “I love you” moment between these two got derailed because of the Merge?
I really just want Josie to get that happy ending!
What did you think of the episode?
Are you happy with how Clarke’s storyline ended? Will Hope become the tribrid and save Landon? Will she successfully destroy Malivore?
And will Ethan survive?
Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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